Arsen Ostrovsky is an international human rights lawyer and freelance journalist.
Previously a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute and an Associate Editor at EYEontheUN.org, Arsen's research is focused primarily on international law and human rights, the Arab-Israeli conflict, United Nations and Middle East foreign policy.
Arsen has been published in numerous leading news publications and on-line sites around the world and is a regular contributor at Huffington Post.
On January 27, 2014, the largest-ever delegation of Knesset (Israeli Parliament) members will convene overseas -- on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with Holocaust survivors, for a historic gathering on combating anti-Semitism.
NBA's Amar'e Stoudemire in Israel for Maccabiah Games with Canadian Basketball Team Six-time NBA All-Star and NY Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire is currently in Israel, where he is the assistant coach...
"I'm a friend of the people and I love the country." That's the reason Zubin Mehta, maestro extraordinaire, gives for coming back to Israel each year since 1961 to conduct the Israeli Philharmonic Orc...
I'm angry. You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.
Can you imagine if even one rocket was fired on Washington, London, Paris or Moscow? No nation on earth can, or should, tolerate such attacks on its people. I'm angry that there is someone out there who does not know me and has never met me, yet still wants to kill me -- for no other reason than being Israeli. No, I am not angry. I am outraged.
You just can't make this up. Well, the satirical website "The Onion" did and the Iranian regime just fell hook, line and sinker for it! Earlier today, Fars News Agency, the regime's media propaganda machine, ran a front page story, claiming that according to a recent Gallup Poll in the United States, "rural whites prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama."
In what can only be described as an act straight from the "theatre of the absurd," comes news that Syria is running for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council. That Syria is able to even nominate for the UNHRC in the first place, let alone be in a strong position to win a seat, is reflective of the endemic problem with the body -- the fact that observance of human rights is no barrier to becoming a member.
Just one minute! That's all Israel is asking for. Just one minute of silence at the London Olympics to commemorate the 11 members of the Israeli team murdered by terrorists at the '72 Munich Olympics. But this simple request has been rejected by the International Olympics Committee (IOC).
In a massive defeat for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' campaign to delegitimize Israel, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that Palestine is not a "state" and it therefore does not have jurisdiction to investigate alleged "war crimes" committed by Israel in the "territory of Palestine since 1 July 2002."
Friday is the Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) -- the sole purpose of which is to confront and provoke the Israelis, with the hope of eliciting a violent reaction and creating a public relations bonanza. Let there be no doubt -- even Iran's terrorist tentacles are all over this march, down to the very last detail.
It looks like April Fool's Day has come early in Geneva: Ismail al-Ashqar, a senior Hamas official, will address the UN Human Rights Council today. The council just unanimously adopted a report praising the Gaddafi-era Libyan regime for its human rights record. But this is a new low.
This week begins an annual part of the global campaign to delegitimize and vilify the Jewish state as anti-Israel activists and student groups on campuses around the world, including United States and Canada, mark the eighth annual Israel Apartheid Week [IAW]. One leader, Ahmed Moor, wrote that ending Israel's occupation will require a "Final Showdown."